Finalists Announced For Englander Davis Online Achiever Award
Englander Davis is a proud sponsor of the 7 News Young Achievers Awards in 2022. As a digital marketing company at the forefront of the industry, we love to support growth and innovation in the online space.
The internet is constantly changing, so it takes a special kind of grit and creativity to continually provide results for businesses online.
We are a global company, but we also like to support our local community by uplifting other businesses and young entrepreneurs.
The QLD Young Achiever Awards are a great way for us to do just that!
Supporting the youth who are making an impact
Our Founder and Head of Growth, Kirsty Englander, is a big believer in supporting the youth of tomorrow, and giving them an opportunity to be recognised and showcase their talent and hard work.
“In today’s society you would think being seen and heard is easier than ever, you would think that with all the technology and online platforms that business is easy to do.” Kirsty says.
“But in actual fact we are known as the loneliness era.”
“These awards allow the world to see the young people for what they are doing rather than just another trend on tik-tok.”
“You have to work a little differently to be recognised for an award and then get through to the finals and then win it.”
“Being in digital marketing I love the internet and when you know how to utilise it then it’s a powerful tool, but sometimes the younger generation need a way to showcase how unique and innovative they are.”
“They need to stand out from the crowd, which requires them to stand-up and stand for what they believe in and what they do.”
The aim of the Englander Davis Online Achievement Award is to recognise a Queensland young achiever who demonstrates success in the online space, and conveys characteristics important to the industry such as creativity, innovation, agility and a keen interest in the online landscape.
Kirsty participated in the judging in February and now the finalists have finally been announced!
All finalists for the award have demonstrated success in the online space, and convey characteristics important to the industry such as creativity, innovation, agility and a keen interest in the online landscape.
The finalists include:
- Edward Bailey, 23 of Toowong
- Jordi Kitto, #blockit, 25 of Brisbane
- Jack Bloomfield, Disputify, 19 of Brisbane
Edward Bailey created the online initiative Veteran Mindfulness Australia which is helping combat PTSD and mental health issues in the veteran community. His program has over 4,000 Aussie veterans receiving weekly assistance and continues to grow daily. The free program combines the traditional approach of regular psychologist calls with the holistic support of online mindfulness activities to help improve veterans mental wellbeing.
Jordi Kitto created the app #blockit to help people stay focused, productive, and happier without having to remove the good that the internet can bring. The app can block distractions on social media, YouTube, and Reddit while still allowing notifications, chat and joining groups.
Jack Bloomfield started Disputify at age 17 to solve his own personal problems in eCommerce and help make the internet a safer place. Disputify helps merchants identify and reward trustworthy customers. They now have over 400 live merchants and profiles on 2m customers globally. Jack has raised $3.8m from global investors and works with a small team based in Brisbane.
We’re incredibly excited to see so many amazing young people who are doing incredible things in the online space.
Working in a rapidly changing online environment, young people are harnessing technology to lead the way with ground-breaking ideas that positively impact the way we live.
We’re looking forward to seeing the finalists announced at the Awards Gala Presentation Dinner on April 22nd.
Here’s to a bright future in digital creation!